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Geometric representation theory and low-dimensional topology

created by daniele on 27 Jan 2019

3 jun 2019 - 14 jun 2019


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We are writing to announce the conference and supporting summer school "Geometric representation theory and low-dimensional topology", to be held at the International Mathematics Sciences Centre (ICMS), in Edinburgh, June 3-7th (summer school), and Jue 10th-14th (conference) 2019. We would be grateful if you can help circulate this email to collagues and relevant mailing lists.

In recent years, several independent research groups have raised the possibility of a unified approach to the study of Khovanov-Rozansky knot homology, double affine Hecke algebras and elliptic Hall algebras, super Yang-Mills theory, Betti quantum geometric Langlands, and Hilbert schemes, seen through the lens of character varieties and related geometries. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in topological field theory, geometric representation theory, mathematical physics, and algebraic combinatorics to report on recent progress and open questions at the intersection of these fields.

The conference will be preceded by a week-long summer school aimed at graduate and post-doctoral researchers, with the goal to initiate them to the ideas needed to follow the talks the following week. There will be an application process for this, and funding is available to cover the lodging for summer school participants for the duration of both events. We have addtional supplementary NSF funding for the travel costs of US-based summer school participants. Summer school speakers:

Tina Kanstrup, Univeristy of Bonn
Pavel Safronov, University of Zurich
Hiro Lee Tanaka, Texas State University
Monica Vazirani, UC Davis

Conference speakers:

Mina Aganagic, UC Berkeley (*)
Adrien Brochier, University of Paris 7, Diderot
Ivan Cherednik, University of North Carolina
Tudor Dimofte, UC Davis
Pavel Etingof, MIT
John Francis, Northwestern University
Tamas Hausel, IST Vienna
Lotte Hollands, Heriot-Watt University
Anton Kapustin, Caltech
Anton Mellit, University of Vienna
Andrei Negut, MIT
Alexei Oblomkov, UMass Amherst
Tony Pantev, U Penn
Du Pei, Caltech
Pavel Safronov, University of Zurich
L. Schaposnik, University of Illinois, Chicago
Claudia Scheimbauer, NTNU Trondheim
Noah Snyder, Univeristy of Indiana, Bloomington
Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley
Harold Williams, UC Davis
Dimitri Wyss, IST Vienna

(*) To be confirmed.

A website with up to date information is available at:

Summer school:

Applications for the summer school can be made from now until February 28th, 2019. Registration for the conference will begin January 15th, and run until February 28th; we'll send a reminder announcement at that time. Please feel free to email the organizers, at djordan(AT), in the meantime with any questions, or to let us know your intent to register.

For both events, the organizers are committed to a fair gender balance and to hosting a diverse body of participants. Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply to participate.

We hope to see you there,
Dan Freed
David Jordan
Peter Samuelson
Olivier Schiffmann
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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